The first part of a dramatic reading of the novel The Trojan horse (1937) by American journalist, essayist and author Christopher Morley (1890-1957). In this tragicomic retelling of the Troilus and Cressida legend, published in 1937, the 99.5 Radio Theatre tells a story that transcends the times, casually mixing periods to make a Troy as relevant to the 1960s audience as Saigon. Part 1 tells of Troy in the tenth year of Siege; of how Prince Troilus first sees the Trojan debutante, Cressida, at a pacifist demonstration led by his sister, Princess Cassandra; of an incident at Sarpedoni's, the roadhouse down by the Hellespont; of how Cressida's uncle Pandarus, the financier, arranges their meeting; and of a dinner party that Uncle Pan gives for King Priam and Queen Hecuba, and its consequences. Much of the action of the war is reported over the Voice of Ilium, the Trojan Radio Station. The cast is as follows: Cressida: Judith Seto Troilus: Cliff May Pandarus, Nestor: Jack Delmonte The Voice of Ilium, Dares, Fusces: Mike Hodel Cassandra: Bena Shuster Diomedes, Hector: John Felton Antigone, Hybla: Judy Richheimer Hecuba: Kathleen Dalton Priam, Calchas, Agamemnon: Albert Norton Helen: Ursula Kenny Sarpedoni: Annette Oliver Paris, Achilles: Peter Frumkin Aeneas, Cleon, Sentry: Edgar Walker Antenor, Ulysses: Charles Pitts Deiphobus, Menelaus: Billie Wasserman Ajax, Sgt. Teucer: Franc Altman Andromache, Lyde, Miss Dictes: R. M. Anderson Newsreel Camera Man: Neal Conan The song, If, in Days of Sullen Air, written by Martin Last and sung by Alison Miller accompanied by Marilyn Scheuer. Technical production by Fred Friedman, assisted by Edgar Walker. Production assistants, Neal Conan and Ellen Jaffe. Script girl, Nancy Willner. Dialogue Director, Joanna Russ. Narrated, produced and directed by Baird Searles for Pacifica Radio and the 99.5 Radio Theatre. This recording was formerly cataloged as BB3830.10A and as BB3397A.
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Baird Searles, Director; Christopher Morley, Author; Franc Altman, Performer; Rosemary Anderson, Performer; Neal Conan, Perfomer and production assistant; Kathleen Dalton, Performer; Jack Delmonte, Perfomer; John Felton, Perfomer; Fred Friedman, Technical Producer; Peter Frumkin, Performer; Mike Hodel, Perfomer; Ellen Jaffe, Production Assistant; Ursula Kenny, Performer; Martin Last, Music Composer; Cliff May, Performer; Alison Miller, Singer; Albert Norton, Performer; Annette Oliver, Performer; Charles Pitts, Performer; Judy Richheimer, Performer; Joanna Russ, Dialogue director; Marilyn Scheuer, Musician; Judith Seto, Performer; Bena Shuster, Perfomer; Edgar Walker, Performer and technical production assistant; Billie Wasserman, Performer; Nancy Willner, Production Assistant;